Ariel views of a herd of elephants digging in the giant baobab trees; kudus and giraffes quenching thirst by the river, vigilant of the predators; a hundred birds chirp around your open-air flight. This is your flying safari- redefined. Introducing for the first time ever in the Southern Circuit, experience a floating ride in a hot air balloon safaris in Ruaha National Park- the biggest wildlife protected park in Tanzania.
This luxury experience is the invention of the Serengeti Balloon Safaris, operating in central Serengeti since 1989 with a repute of having flown more than 250,000 travelers including celebrities and world-famous personalities. John Corse, The Managing Director mentioned in an interview , “We recently conducted test flights in Ruaha and they were an unmitigated success, very different flying conditions to Serengeti, fantastic game and gorgeous scenery,” The first official balloon ride took flight on 15th June 2018 and welcomes safari goers visiting the Ruaha National park to enjoy an open-air wildlife ride from the top.
Renowned for its thick elephant population and remote location, Ruaha National Park is the largest of its kind in Tanzania and has a distinguished topography of vast dry landscapes with the flowing the Great Ruaha River, lifeline to wildlife in that region. This safari destination remains an exotic wildlife attraction and invites luxury travelers, honeymooners, families and active adventurers to explore a safari park of 20,000 km2 famous for walking safaris and game-drives, these Arial flights are an added excitement to your wildlife experience in southern Tanzania.
The early morning flights will take up to 12 passengers for a spectacular wildlife game, passing above the river and seasonal tributaries where antelopes such as impala and waterbuck spotted around schools of hippos, hungry crocodiles and leopards, further to pack of lions, roaming free in the vast savannah, the cheetahs stalking in the grasslands along sneaky leopards tucking behind large rocks.
The hot air balloon safaris introduced during the high-season will be the most sought after experience that tourists are keenly looking forward, in South Tanzania. This will not only add a notch to exceptional wildlife game viewing but also attract a growing number of travelers to explore the breathtaking beauty of Ruaha National Park in a hot-air balloon ride.
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